Tag: Vesuvius

December 13, 2015 /

We return to the topic of¬†Vesuvius and the fateful eruption in 79 CE. In light of additional research, we¬†examine details of the volcanic eruption, consider the rhetoric at play in Pliny the Younger’s letter 6.16 to Tacitus, as well as modern findings from recent work at the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

May 11, 2014 /

In this special event episode, your intrepid Doctors examine the eruption of Vesuvius. The volcano erupted during the reign of the emperor Titus and our understanding of it comes from both archaeological and literary evidence. Join us on this foray into ancient natural disaster …